Halle Accepts ATP ACES For Charity Grant For Children's Hopsice
by ATP Staff|
ATP Executive Chairman & President Brad Drewett presented a cheque for €10,000 from the ATP ACES For Charity grant programme to the von Bodelschwinghsche Stiftung Foundation on Saturday at the Gerry Weber Open.
On hand to receive the cheque were Dr. Thomas Krössin, the managing director of the Bielefeld Evangelical Church, Birgit Kirchner (consultant donations) and Alexandra Heinzelmann (qualified art and occupational therapist).
“We are pleased to recognise the Gerry Weber Open for its partnership with Bodelschwinghsche Foundation Bethel’s children’s hospice,” said Drewett. “In honour of the important work they are doing together to support young cancer patients and their families, the ATP ACES for Charity programme will make a donation of €10,000 to the hospice. We are proud that ATP World Tour tournaments and players are taking such an active role in advocating for causes in their communities around the world.”
Laurent Delanney, CEO of ATP Europe, was also in attendance to award tournament director Ralf Weber and tournament spokesman Frank Hofen the Award of Excellence for Best Media Services 2011. “The tournament provides a model and exemplary contact throughout the year to national and international media representatives,” said Delanney.
The ATP World Tour 250 grass-court event in Halle is celebrating its 20th anniversary this season. “This tournament over the years has become one of the world's most successful events of its category,” Drewett said of the milestone.
Added Delanney, “It is an extremely well organised tournament with a fantastic atmosphere. Germany remains a very important market for the ATP, and I am impressed with the infrastructure and the spectatorship numbers here.”
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